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Striper66, ask and ye shall receive!

On another thread 3Macs posted a pic of his goo lash as he calls it, with apparently way too many onions and garlic, lol. Striper66 suggested we have a winter supper topic so let’s do just that.

let’s try not to let this get hijacked too badly like every other thing we talk about. Let’s try keep it to “winter” meals I guess. Those suppers you make or ate growing up when the weather is miserable. Classic comfort food for a stormy winter.

I will be making a Dutch dish here soon, possibly supper tonight, called boerenkool. I will take some photos of it as I go.
 

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I have a lot of comfort meals throughout the winter. These were a normal staple for our household growing up. I call them The Big Three, corned beef and cabbage, sauerkraut and pickled pork, and pickled beans with pickled pork. We still make everything ourselves as far as pork and beef and sauerkraut and pickled beans. I do buy the vegetables. Goulash is another favorite as is roast beef and roast pork. Something as simple as hamburger patties smothered in gravy and onions and mashed potatoes makes me happy. Reminds me of my childhood days. My grandmother's and mother were excellent Cooks and I sure do miss them. Nothing I make ever taste as good as what they could do.
 

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One of my favorites is stew with hot biscuits. Doesnt matter what kind of stew as long as its hot and has a thick gravy.
A roast is good too with mashed potatoes and honey glazed veggies. Im going to drop a pork roast in the slow cooker tomorrow morning so its ready when i get back with the hounds after chasing bunnies.
 

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Have to think about this one since most stuff we make all year or most of the year and try to share different things from the norm
Like buckmark corned beef and cabbage is way up there and a few times a month we eat it especially since David shared his secrets I make one 5 gallon pail of the corned beef every fall now to his recipe next to a 5 gallon pail of pea meal bacon
Pedaha which non ukrainians call pierogi we do a lot of but not like those who make the non ukrainian style no meat in ours and four types of cheeses and a ton of work but well worth it since they freeze well. We also make a white sauce for them which I have never seen before that my grandmother made with carnation milk , onions garlic and spices .They are wicked with the sauce
same as these
 

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Same here 3Macs, most of my dishes I also make all year. But there are definitely a few that would be more winter focused.

i think my favourite winter dish would be braised shanks or shoulder/neck from deer. Browned in Dutch oven on stove, then onion and carrot and some stock and dark ale, meat back on top in the liquid, low oven for hours until soft, served on either mashed potatoes or egg noodles.
 

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Paska is winter for sure would be another one for me normally make 4 or 5 times over the winter plus easter. A sweet bread that again my grandmother made and yes my braids and flowers suck compared to hers and moms and look terrible but the bread tastes the same with butter and of course molasses for me:)
 

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Good lord how can I forget these two Not my pics but pretty much the same
Borscht which I make late fall and a few times in the winter after my beets are harvested and stashed away like a beet soup


And Olivye which I make all year buit more in the winter which is a form of potato salad and yummy
 

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Great new thread Dave..!!

3macs1, I'd be interested in knowing more about that pierogi sauce that your grandmother made. My wife usually sautés onions to put over them.

You can't beat a good stew or a full bodied soup for a 'Winter' meal...!!! I will definitely be posting a photo account of one of my Winter concoctions.

 

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Great new thread Dave..!!

3macs1, I'd be interested in knowing more about that pierogi sauce that your grandmother made. My wife usually sautés onions to put over them.

You can't beat a good stew or a full bodied soup for a 'Winter' meal...!!! I will definitely be posting a photo account of one of my Winter concoctions.

Honestly not to much to it
Sautes the onions with butter and some fresh sqeezed garlic and add two cans of regular carnation milk and not the low fat or any other type or brand in a frying pan and turn on very low heat and stand there over it like a fool for it seems forever constantly sturring it so it doesn't burn or stick to the pan until most of the moisture is out of it and the sauce is thick to your liking add in the boiled pedaha and mix it up with them and serve

I should add much easier if you use a non stick frying pan
 

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I learned to cook because I like to eat! My wife doesn’t enjoy cooking, she will bake occasionally and enjoys that much more. So when she cooks it just because it’s a necessity to live. Lol. I cook to enjoy the dish.

My style of cooking is what I’d call basic I suppose. Ha. I like to use cast skillets and my enameled Dutch oven and use regular ingredients. Meat, veg, stock, seasonings. Nothing fancy, nothing complex, no special kitchen gadgets. My wife got one of those instant pots years back and I won’t touch it, neither does she for that matter. Ditched the crock pot years ago, got sick of how everything out of it was one same taste Color and texture. Stew in the oven I can add veg at different times so they don’t turn to mush by the end. Layering the flavours I guess you’d say.

Most dishes do start with browning in the pan and then scraping up all the bits with some stock.
 

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We also eat our favorite meals yr round.
Stew...corned beef and cabbage...boiled ham dinner....turkey (wife's fav) ..roast beef..chickens or pork in the oven....FISH CAKES...beans and weenies...pea soup...turkey soup...chicken soup ( I save all my bones and scraps from anything done in my roast pan in the oven) that gets boiled for my stock base.
100 dollar Seafood chowder..couple times a yr..lol....home made lasagna with cottage cheese and spinach center...chili and my home made "kitchen sink" sketti sauce ! Almost all of the above is childhood memory meals as well.
Most Sundays at home there was 2 things cooked. Nothing was ever wasted..we grew up on leftovers...soups..stews...the smell of making pickles and jams and always smelling something cooking in the oven ...baked bread reminds me of growing up.
Jeezus....I'm only scratching the surface
 

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Home made Beans with bacon or sausage and oatmeal pudding a Pictou County favorite.
The Oatmeal pudding is made here by Nova Traditional butcher shop.
Its a meal that makes for a rooting tooting good time.:p
 

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After an afternoon of pond hockey, there was nothing better than Mom’s macaroni casserole. Fry up hamburger in the fry pan. Chop up onions and add them to pot along with hamburger and canned whole tomatoes with juice. Stir all this together with seasoning of choice. Bring this to a simmer on stove top until onions are tender and tomatoes are stewed, then add cooked macaroni and stir together. Cover with crumbled salted crackers and grated cheese and bake in oven on enough heat to brown. Myself I forgo the crackers.
The nice thing about this dish was that there was always enough for seconds.
 

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Growing up (i.e - now LOL) My winter favorites were always Mom's Glazed Ham dinners (Grandfather's Recipe), Chicken and Rice Soup, Dad's Chilli and Mom's Shepherd's Pie....Oh how I love a good Shepherd's Pie! Not the best cook yet myself but we're getting there ;)
 

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oh yea...Then there's the meatloaf and tomato sauce...saurkraut and weiners with new potatoes, my goulash (macaroni, diced tomatoes, hamburg, onions, mushrooms, tomato soup) ...lol
 

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OMG after reading all the new posts I forgot so many things like kevin's fish cake recipe, fish chowder ( there is a 100 bucks to make today and mama making next week ) meat loaf , chilli etc etc and everything above easier to say what I won't eat and love like pea soup and dam creme of wheat and puffed rice and only because I was forced to eat so much of it as a kid I think:D:D
No big deal but liver and onions is a big winter dish for me since the girls will be both working and I don't have to listen to the OMG the stink from that cooking that is gross do you know what the liver does in the body Yep and tastes delicious:p:p
 
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